Alright, folks. It's been a relatively quiet day for Bama so far. We landed Liner as expected, but the rumor mill is in full gear and seems to be casting doubt on our chances of landing Vanderdoes.
Here are some of the announcements we're still keeping our eyes on:
- A'Shawn Robinson will sign his LOI at 3 p.m. CT. Robinson is a 5 star OT out of Fort Worth, Texas that was a long-time commitment for the Longhorns. Saban made a strong push down the stretch for the star OT, personally taking a trip to Texas last week. Reports surfaced Saturday that Robinson informed Texas at an in-home visit that the Tide would get his signature. It looks like Bama will steal one of the best players in Texas and one of the best OTs in the country right out from under Mack's nose.
- Alvin Kamara is scheduled to make his announcement at 2:35 p.m. CT live on ESPNU. Kamara is a RB prospect out of Georgia that will be choosing between Bama and UGA. Bama seems to have a good chance to get the nod, but the absurd depth at RB can't be helping us with this one.
- Eddie Vanderdoes - One of the biggest prizes of the day will also have one of the longest waits. Eddie will announce his decision at 5 p.m. PST (7 p.m CT). Vanderdoes is an elite DT that has the size (6'3" 310 lbs) and skill to make an immediate impact wherever he ends up. Eddie is officially considering USC, Notre Dame, UCLA, Washington, and Bama, though USC is thought to have been eliminated from consideration. Eddie visited the Capstone over the weekend, and by his own account, the trip went swimmingly. Hard not to feel pretty good about this one given how glowingly he has spoken of Bama, but the great distance from his hometown is enough to make this a 50-50 proposition at best.
Remember to check out SBN's Recruiting homepage throughout the day for up-to-date news on the national headlines related to National Signing Day.
The list of signed LOIs received is below and will be updated here throughout the day as they are received, but you can watch live as the Letter of Intents roll in here: (Streaming video -- or -- Web app).
Signed Letters of Intent Received in Tuscaloosa
Cooper Bateman (Early Enrollment)
Leon Brown (Early Enrollment)
Raheem Falkins (Early Enrollment)
Derrick Henry (Early Enrollment)
Brandon Hill (Early Enrollment)
O.J. Howard (Early Enrollment)
Parker McLeod (Early Enrollment)
Received Letters of Intent as of 12:45 CT